Originally Posted by nurseratchit
... Don't give up! Who knows, one of those mistakes may spur a burst of creativity!
OK, first of all,
Second, I agree completely!! I have been knitting for over a year now, and only just realized I was twisting my stitches
but every time I make a mistake, I smile, finish it anyway, and put it in my 'whoops' bag. 'Whoops'es remind me of neat ideas that I had that I didn't know how (at the time) to implement properly, or to always check my gauge,
and generally of how much I've improved over the last year.... and I've started keeping a knitting journal too, for the same reasons.
I have to say, if you're just learning, make stuff for kids. They love getting gifts, they appreciate the time put in and are so proud (no matter how
ugly it may be!!!) that they have something that Mommy/auntie/granny made JUST FOR THEM that it's totally gratifying.
Plus, they out grow things quickly, so you won't have to look at it for too long!!!